Deeper aero wheelset

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12/05/2015 at 13:06
Hi all, I'm looking for opinions. I'm delving into the aero wheel set world - I'm currently on a set of shimano's and I want to upgrade. I know much of it is personal preference etc but I'm looking for opinions are circa 80mm wheels too deep / overkill? The likelihood is I'm not going to go over Olympic distance. I'm obviously looking for the bling factor too to go on my giant propel. Originally I have been looking at 60mm wheel sets but have just seen some 80's I like. Will 80's bee too sketchy for general training rides? I'm not too fussed about longer distance rides as the standard wheels will go on for the weekend rides outs. Thanks in advance. Jack
12/05/2015 at 14:16

60 front 80 rear  ;)

(mixing depths makes you look like a pro)

Edited: 13/05/2015 at 08:43
12/05/2015 at 14:54

In short:

80mm can be a handful in the triangular cross-scetion old school brnads

80mm is not fast and 60mm slow

You have to be able to handle the bike so a 60F/80R may be better for many - and many brands off a mix of wheel depths

You have to put some proven low rolling resistance tires of 23-25mm to make the most of the wheels

Don't leave there race on the bike - it's always cemented by a solid run


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